All-rounder Shakib has hit out on the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) for suggesting that he doesn’t need to play the longest format of the sport. Shakib has clarified that he simply would not need to play the upcoming two-match Check sequence towards Sri Lanka as he desires to play the Indian Premier League (IPL) for making ready himself for this 12 months’s T20 World Cup which will likely be performed in India. “These two Exams are our final matches within the World Check Championship so it’s not as if we’re going to play the ultimate. We’re on the very backside of the factors desk. I do not assume it makes a lot of a distinction,” Shakib instructed Cricfrenzy, as reported by ESPNcricinfo.
“The opposite main motive is that the World Cup T20 is in India later this 12 months. It’s a crucial event the place we’ve got a lot to realize. There is not a lot to realize in these two Exams. I feel it’s a higher possibility that I put together myself for one thing larger,” he stated.
“Those that hold saying that I do not need to play Exams, I’m certain they did not learn my letter. I did not point out wherever in my letter to the BCB that I do not need to play Exams. I wrote that I need to play the IPL to organize myself for the World Cup,” he added.
Shakib additionally stated that he clarified in his letter why he desires to skip the Check sequence towards Sri Lanka and the explanation was to organize himself for this 12 months’s T20 World Cup. Nevertheless, Akram Khan, the BCB’s cricket operations chairman had stated that Shakib would not need to play the 2 Exams towards Sri Lanka, to be held from April 21 to Could 3.
“Akram Bhai particularly has repeatedly stated that I do not need to play Exams. I feel he stated it once more in an interview yesterday. I assume he by no means learn the letter. Folks ought to have a transparent concept that I needed to play the IPL even when ODIs had been scheduled throughout this time,” stated Shakib.
“I need to reap the benefits of enjoying on the identical grounds and towards the identical gamers whom I’ll face within the World Cup T20 4 months later. I can share the identical expertise with my Bangladesh team-mates,” he added.
Shakib has additionally criticised the BCB’s determination to go forward with the Check sequence in the course of the IPL.
“No different cricket board holds worldwide matches in the course of the IPL. Solely we’re enjoying towards Sri Lanka. Do you ever see any Afghanistan cricketer enjoying for his or her nation in the course of the IPL? Their board makes certain the gamers are free to play within the IPL. If we do not worth our personal gamers, how are you going to count on us to carry out properly when enjoying for Bangladesh,” stated Shakib.
“I’ll allow you to in on a brutal fact. When abroad gamers come to Bangladesh, we name most of them ‘sir’ or ‘hujur’, however we don’t see our skilled cricketers the identical manner. If the individuals, board, and gamers don’t respect you, you may’t count on them to respect you,” he added.
Shakib will likely be seen enjoying for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on this 12 months’s IPL after he was purchased by the franchise for Rs 3.2 crore within the gamers’ public sale held in February.
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